India vs Sri Lanka Final September 17 Colombo Match Report 2023

Mohammed Siraj claimed figures of 6/21 as India thumped Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the Asia Cup 2023 final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. The start was delayed due to bad weather.

After the resumption, Jasprit Bumrah got India off to a fine start by dismissing Kusal Perera (0) in the very first over.

Mohammed Siraj then dismantled the top order with wickets Pathum Nissanka (2), Sadeera Samarawickrama (0), Charith Asalanka (0) and Dhananjaya de Silva (4) as the hosts lost half their side for 12.

Siraj then completed a well deserved five-fer by cleaning up skipper Dasun Shanaka (0) that moved away after pitching. Kusal Mendis along with Dunith Wellalage added 21 runs for the seventh wicket before the former was knocked over by 29 year old Siraj for 17.

All rounder Hardik Pandya then wrapped up the innings by claiming three quick wickets as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 50 in 15.2 overs.

In response openers Shubman Gill (27*) and Ishan Kishan (23*) shared an unbeaten 51 run stand for the opening stand as The Men in Blue overhauled the target in 6.1 overs.

India 51 for 0 (Gill 27*, Kishan 23*) beat Sri Lanka 50 (Siraj 6-21, Pandya 3-3) by 10 wickets

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